Scarves, Not Just for Your Polish Granny
September 30 2010
Think they’re just for grandmothers in the Polish countryside? Think again. Head scarves are not only one of fashion’s most versatile accessories, they have timeless appeal.
The headscarf is an intimate, personal accessory with which you can create your own unique fashion statement. Whether you want a polished and elegant look, a casual bohemian flair, or a stay-in-place exercise accessory, 4Women.com has a head scarf for you. Called “BeauBeaus,” they were designed by Susan Beausang in a determined effort to re-establish her sense of style and dignity after losing all her hair due to Alopecia Universalis. Having always been fashion-conscious, she wanted to be noticed for her unique style, not her bald head. Not only were wigs hot and uncomfortable, she felt like she was hiding under them. Rather than hide her head and changing identity, Susan designed a scarf with which she could make a fashion statement. As a result, BeauBeaus are a perfect accessory for any fashion-conscious woman looking to create a style that is truly her own.
Many women shy away from head scarves, thinking they’re difficult to tie or not going to stay put. The BeauBeau is designed to address both of those issues. They’re “pre-tied” with an elastic band. Once on your head, they look like they’ve been tied and styled by a pro, when in fact they’re as easy to put on as a baseball cap. They’re also designed with long flowing tails, for a feminine look, or gathered with the elastic scrunchie. For those who like to change their look often, these scarves come with options. Gather the fabric at the back of the neck or slightly at the side, a la Parisiene. The BeauBeau never slips, needs no readjustments, and comes in a wide array of fabrics and patterns. From “Color Me Classy,” soft charmeuse printed in rich brown, lavender and burgundy, to Black and Bloom, a smart classic black and white print. There is a fabric, style and color combination for everyone and every occasion. How about the Pampered Headwarmer, a luscious combination of cotton jersey and cashmere? Going running? Try the Aqua Power exercise scarf, a stylish lycra-blend scarf with just the right amount of stretch when working out. You may want to simply complement your hair style with a Transitional scarf, a headband with the same great pre-tied design and available in the same beautiful fabrics.
It’s no wonder that celebrities and fashion icons continue to promote head scarves as a timeless must-have accessory. While head scarves are NOT just for women with medical hair loss, it’s nice to know that there are stylish and comfortable head wear options for those of us who refuse to surrender our style and dignity along with our hair.
Medical hair loss in women is often poorly understood and misdiagnosed. Even when the true cause is known, there is little acknowledgment of the deep emotional impacts on women. Fortunately, women with medical hair loss are reaching out to each other and creating resource and support groups.
By Michelle Young, Fashion Clueless Contributor to 4Women.com
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